About

Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences is the cultural home for an entire community of approximately 340,000 people. Established in 1976 as a result of the visioning and commitment of the region’s industrial and civic leadership, The Center has become a shining example of what is extraordinary about living and working in this unique location on the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Owned and operated by the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Center is a facility that has the responsibility of providing performance and exhibit space to its permanent residents, including Brazosport Art League, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, BASF Planetarium, Brazosport Center Stages community theater and Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.

All of the various activities are volunteer-driven with only a modest-size staff to manage the daily challenges of running a multi-use cultural facility. Every actor, director, painter, teacher, naturalist, astronomer and archaeologist is a volunteer. The Center for the Arts and Sciences is an authentic community collaboration where ideas are encouraged, talents are nurtured and opportunities for discovery are provided to every visitor and volunteer.

Our Mission

Our mission is to spark the imaginations of residents of Brazoria County and our visitors through high-quality and enriching art, science, theater and music programs. 

We are committed to inspiring our community through exceptional cultural and educational experiences by providing opportunities to participate in our arts & sciences programs.

Our Programs

Check out the events offered by each of our programs at the buttons below!

Our Programs

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“May the 4th!” concert

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Armadillo Art Workshop

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Watercolor Paint-N-Sip May

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Center For the Arts & Sciences Staff

Summer Morgan

Communications Manager

Facility Operations Manager

Connie Marshall

Patron Services Coordinator

Brenda Fagan

Box Office Attendant

Maddie Gore

Facility Operations Team

Christopher Graham II

Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre - Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre

Facility Operations Team

2023-2024 Organizational Chart

Executive Committee

Term: October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024
President
Jim Hill
Secretary
Will Brooks
Treasurer
Tom Fowler
Director of Finance
Dietrich von Biedenfeld
Director of Policy
Yvonne Mintz
Director of Facilities
Ron Bachman
Director of Marketing
Vacant
Director of Activities
Rachael Welsh
Past President
Elaine Polemenakos
Art League Rep
Ron White
Center Stages Rep
Lorin Furlow
Museum Rep
Wanda Coker
Planetarium Rep
Amy Smolen
Symphony Rep
Neldia Ahlquist

Special Committees

Elizabethan Madrigal Feast  – Cheryl Fowler

 

Operating Endowment Fund
Committee: 5 Year Terms

George Rau, Chairman

Lisa Baker (’25)   |  Barbara Franklin

Mike Kesseler   |   Mary Meyers (’24)

Our Programs

Events Calendar

Calendar of Events

S Sun

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

2 events,

2 events,

6 events,

3 events,

4 events,

1 event,

5 events,

“May the 4th!” concert

2 events,

2 events,

4 events,

2 events,

4 events,

1 event,

0 events,

1 event,

2 events,

2 events,

3 events,

2 events,

2 events,